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The Brøken (2008)

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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate ... See full summary »



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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate Coleman. On the next day, she sees herself driving a car on the street and she follows the woman to her apartment, where she finds a picture of her father and her. While driving back, she has a car crash and loses parts of her memory; further, she believes Stefan is another man. Gina decides to investigate what is happening and unravels a dark reality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Face your fears.


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 November 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Broken  »

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Box Office


£4,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The inventive spelling of the title reads somewhat silly in Norwegian and Danish since the Ø in broken is a letter in the alphabet in these languages and sounds like the "u" in "burden". In addition "brøken" is the Norwegian and Danish word meaning "the fraction". See more »


When Gina wakes up and sits on the edge of the bed you can see she is topless. if you look closely you can tell she is wearing panties, and still appears to be when she leaves the room. When the camera goes to show her walking through her house her naked butt is visible, so what happened to the panties? See more »


[opening screen, small text on black]
Opening Quote: You have conquered and I yield.
Opening Quote: Yet henceforward art thou also dead - dead to the World, to Heaven, and to Hope!
Opening Quote: In me didst thou exist - and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself.
Opening Quote: Edgar Allan Poe
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Crazy Credits

If the music played during the first half of the closing credits sounds a bit off, that's because it's being played backwards. See more »


At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of MCA Records
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You Won't Look in the Mirror Again
8 December 2011 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is an eerie little movie that isn't perfect, but is nicely shot using the lighting and sound well that creates a good atmosphere for the viewer. All classic horror movie shots are used to good affect, the London Underground, Mirrors, Bathroom scenes all with nods to classic horror films like Psycho and American Werewolf in London.

Lena Headey carries the movie well in a very different role from that she plays in Terminator:The Sarah Connor Chronicles with good solid support, particularly from American actor Richard Jenkins as her father.

Watch this movie late at night, and I dare any of you to then go and look in the Mirror without thinking twice !!!

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